Dundee and Angus Chamber of Commerce (DACC) is pleased to invite applications from any Scottish Business for this virtual trade mission to Virginia, USA.

Virginia is one of the gateways to the wider USA and is the Top State for business, and one of the leading states across industries. Virginia’s workforce is one of the most productive and educated populations in the country – with 38% of the population having a bachelor’s degree of higher, making it the sixth most educated state in the country (and first in the South). Ranked No. 1 in America for both talent and education by CNBC, Virginia continues to raise the bar nationally when it comes to the development of talent (

The USA has the largest and most technologically powerful economy in the world, with a per capita GDP of around $57,000 ( In this market-oriented economy, private individuals and business firms make most of the decisions and the federal and state governments buy needed goods and services, predominantly in the private marketplace. US businesses enjoy greater flexibility than their counterparts in Western Europe and Japan in decisions to expand capital plant, to lay off surplus workers and to develop new products .

Strategically located on the U.S. East Coast and adjacent to Washington, D.C., Virginia’s integrated transportation system of highways, railroads, airports, and seaports provide logistical advantages for companies in every industry.

Being positioned so close to Washington D.C has attracted many international businesses, such as Amazon, to base their headquarters in Virginia to make use of its central location and superb infrastructure. 

This Trade Mission will allow Scottish businesses to engage with local experts and local businesses to forge to partnerships and to secure new contracts. 

The primary sectors this mission will focus on are:
  • ICT
  • E-Commerce
  • Life Sciences 
  • Professional Services
  • Food & Beverage Processing

However, due to the diverse market present in Virginia there are also opportunities in:
  • Green/Off-shore Energy
  • Education
  • Corporate Services
  • Cyber Security
  • Manufacturing
  • Supply Chain Management
  • Space Technology
  • Aerospace/Automotive

Doing Business with Virginia
If you would like to learn more about Virginia please check out the recording of our webinar that took place on Tuesday 1st December 2020 - to view the recording please click here

What is involved?
As part of this trade mission delegates will receive a training workshop before the trade mission with our partners to insights into who they will be meeting with and what to expect when trading with the USA. The mission itself will include market briefings on key opportunities in Virginia, sessions with industry specialists and advice on trading with Virginia as well as how to set up a business in the region. Virtual networking events with business organisations in Alexandria and Richmond; and virtual one-to-one business meetings with potential clients or trade partners in Virginia, based on your company requirements.

Who can apply?
This mission is open to any company in Scotland looking to grow their international trade activity in the USA and Virginia. Companies do not need to be a member of a Chamber of Commerce

To participate in the mission, there is a £100 administration fee.

If you require further information please email

Alexandria/Richmond, USA


Start: 11/05/2021
End: 14/05/2021


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If you have any questions about applying for the mission, please get in touch.
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